Break Tampa Bay Presents Tampa Bay’s First Virtual Networking Event [Tampa, FL]
Break Tampa Bay will present Tampa Bay’s First Virtual Networking Event of 2020, taking place online on January 8, 2020, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST. This unique event for Tampa Bay will allow professionals across the region to break silos between different professions, provide the environment to meet new people while taking a meaningful break during the workday.
Break Tampa Bay is a collective of Tampa Bay’s leaders from different companies and nonprofits organized by St. Pete based startup, Lunchpool. The leaders of the group believe in the mental and physical power of taking breaks for overall wellness, enjoying our beautiful community and increasing work creativity and productivity.
With the support of the Mayor of St. Petersburg through a proclamation marking January 8th as Break Tampa Bay Day, the Break Tampa Bay Virtual Networking event is not slated to be the typical online gathering. Hundreds of professionals spanning CEOs, to C-Suite and line-level employees have registered and will log online to a state-of-the-art platform to connect and break from the workday.
“Today’s fast-paced and very digital world has placed an immense amount of pressure on the employee and employer alike. Skipping lunch has become a trend, and taking lunch has become an internal guilt-trip. Studies show that there is an increase in productivity when employees participate in breaking for lunch or take a 20-minute power nap, yet it’s become “cool” and in some cases expected to work through lunch,” says Taylor Precourt, Founder and Managing Partner of SHE Advisors.
This event will serve as a way to get the region started off on the right foot for the numerous companies where employees from companies like KnowBe4, Raymond James, Tampa Bay Lightning, Moffitt Cancer Center and more have registered to attend.
The first Break Tampa Bay Virtual Networking event will help set precedence for the anticipated hundreds of attendees to have a well-rounded health and wellness goal for the year. Medical professional, Michelle Greene Rhodes, MHS, RN, CEO of Michelle Rhodes RN Media LLC, says “A study done by Tork demonstrated small frequent breaks can increase productivity starting at 28% daily. This amount of increase can result in improved cognition, increased creativity and raised performance. Positive ripple effects can occur when employees are focused yet and have decreased their stress levels with a break in the middle of the day.”
Registered attendees of Break Tampa Bay’s event will be able to network and visit virtual tables featuring nonprofits such as Feed Tampa Bay and Winners’ Resource Center. Virtual exhibitor booths from Tampa based companies will also be available on the platform for attendees.
For more information or to register, visit breaktampabay.com.